About "Pain and Fatigue"
"When I first sought out
acupuncture through Charles Murdock I was six months into a new
housekeeping business. I was having problems with my entire body and
my emotional state was extremely fragile. I had already consulted my
primary care Dr.'s only to be prescribed pain medication and muscle
relaxers. I was also told that I would probably need knee
replacement surgery in the near future. My experience working with
Charles has literally changed my life. I am pain free and no longer
have problems with my back, neck or knee. I also am no longer
depressed and the world is a whole new place! I highly recommend
Charles to anyone who is in need of a positive change in their
"Fertility" B.N. Says...
As I think
about this past year, a lot goes through my mind. More than a year ago, my
husband and I decided it was time to start a family. We took all the ďrightĒ
steps to lead us down the path of becoming parents and began to prepare for this
new phase of our lives. Unfortunately, my body didnít seem to get the message
that this is what we were doing.
I spent the next 7 months doing absolutely everything I could think of to get
pregnant. I monitored my temperature, tracked my cycle, ate healthy, drank
fertility teas, and so on. My cycles were long and painful, and a pattern
appeared that I might not even be ovulating at all. We then went the traditional
route of getting checked out. Both my husband and I came back with a bill of
clean health. There is no reason we shouldnít have been able to get pregnant,
said Western medicine. But we decided to try a round of Clomid to see if it
would strengthen my ovulation. Iíd heard of all sorts of crazy side effects that
came with this little pill but wanted so badly to get pregnant that I simply did
not care. The first round failed.
All of the sudden I saw the path that I was starting to head down. Am I
infertile? Will I ever be able to have a baby? Am I going to have to go through
month after month of painstaking drugs and needles and IVF? Was I ready for all
of that? At this point we had only been trying for 7 months but it was the
longest 7 months I had ever experienced. We were both young and healthy and
there was no apparent reason for me not to get pregnant. I decided that I wasnít
ready to go down the infertility path quite yet.
Then I heard about acupuncture from my cousin. She tried to get pregnant for two
years and after 3 months of acupuncture, she was pregnant! I must admit, I was a
bit skeptical. I knew little about acupuncture besides that you are poked with
needles. How could needles help me get pregnant? But I thought to myself, why
donít I just do a little research? A few minutes on the internet and one after
another, I found information about the benefits of acupuncture on fertility. So
I thought to myself, still skeptical, why not just go do a consult and see if
this is worth pursuing? I mean, Iíd already spent 7 months trying to get
pregnant and I was willing to do almost anything to avoid the deep hole of
sadness that was starting to descend on me from month after month of failure.
I met with Charles and felt an instant level of comfort. He seemed knowledgeable
and optimistic. He answered all of my questions and explained to me what
acupuncture really was and how it might help. I had never had a medical
professional spend that much time learning about me. He didnít want to just know
my ďsymptomsĒ but also about my life and energy level, and he didnít jump to any
immediate solutions. It was a different experience than what I was used to with
Western medicine. So I decided to give it a whirl.
The results were astounding. By the end of the first month, there were real
tangible changes in my body. My period was lighter, my cramps were nonexistent,
and my cycle even shortened by more than 5 days! I felt better. I couldnít
believe it. One month of acupuncture and my body responded as if that was all it
needed in the first place. Another month went by and again, real tangible
results with a shorter cycle to show for it. I became a believer. I couldnít
explain all the science behind these acupuncture points that Charles was
stimulating but I could see that it worked. The third month, I got pregnant.
Unfortunately, I miscarried within days of finding out. But I thought, wow I got
pregnant. I can get pregnant. Charles was incredibly supportive through the loss
and we talked about how while this feels like a step back, it is a step in the
right direction. After all, after just two months, I got pregnant! The next
month, and fourth month of acupuncture, I got pregnant again! It was as if my
body said, ooh so this is what we want, and it was Charles who helped make it
Now Iím 33 weeks pregnant with a boy and due in June. Charles has worked with me
throughout the pregnancy to maintain my health and the health of the baby. In
fact, the benefits of acupuncture did not stop when I got pregnant. I had
practically no symptoms. No nausea, heartburn, or any of the other beautiful
ills of being pregnant. I canít help but think that this was thanks to
acupuncture, and of course, to Charles.
I am thankful to have opened my mind and given acupuncture a chance. There is no
other way to put it except for that it really works. I tried for 7 months to get
pregnant using Western techniques with no success. After a few months of
acupuncture I was pregnant. The results couldnít be any more clear. Sometimes
your body needs to come back into balance to work the way it should. But I donít
think it was just the acupuncture that did it. I think it was also having
Charles as my acupuncturist. In addition to his knowledge, he created an
environment of comfort, optimism, and support that I desperately needed to get
my through the experience and out of my own head. I am very thankful to have
been given the opportunity to work with and learn from him. He helped me start
my family, and there is no greater gift than that.
About "Skin Rash" H.F. Says...
I met Charles, I was suffering and had been for a year or so. I am
stubborn and was thinking I would just wait it out. The symptoms: my
face had transformed into an acne field. I am not real vain, by any
means, but it was beginning to feel raw, tender, just my hair
touching it was uncomfortable. Then I developed a rash in my inner
elbows. It was itchy! It began spreading more quickly up and down my
arms. It was hot and hot water felt so good on it I would turn the
shower as hot as it could go and put my skin right to it, crawling
up the wall of the shower to get closer. This, I am not proud of,
but the relief was euphoric.
Still I was resisting treatment. Perhaps I thought I would and could
tough it out. Perhaps I needed to suffer for accrued sins along the
way. Suffering this would clean the slate, I would no longer suffer
from guilt, remorse, or regret?
Finally, with the gentle pleading of loved ones, I brought my
swollen, itchy, battle ground of a body to a Mr. Charles Murdock,
referred to me by a dear, lifelong friend. Charles responded to my
message quickly and was able to work with my schedule to see me. I
was still hesitant because if this didnít work, I would probably
resort to steroids or some other pharmaceutical. I wanted to believe
but my spirit was dimming.
Though I cannot say my spirit was completely lifted upon meeting
Charles, I did feel a burden lifted. I was no longer alone with
this, I now had support. Charles is professional and structured with
the appointments and has a warmth and ease to him which creates an
excellent healing environment. He does not push supplements, as
others have, which can be very costly, but provides dietary
suggestions. In my situation, the suggestions were restrictions and
proved to be challenging, but as I realized, Charles provided a
safe, clear and healing path, the healing was going to be a lot of
work on my part.
I was prepared and willing to meet these challenges in order to
benefit from the healing path Charles was creating for me. No band
aids to cover the symptoms, but actually going inside to where it is
dark and messy to bring the root of the problem to light.
a couple of months later, the rash is an unpleasant memory, a
learning experience. I am grateful for Charles, for his knowledge,
his wisdom, his experience, his compassion and kindness, and for his
having helped the healing of my dear friend for without that, it may
have taken too long to find him. One more thing, if laughter is the
best medicine, Charles gives it away.